New update available!
In case you didn't notice, we have a brand new update available for iOS and Android devices! Get the Angry Birds 1.5.1 update for your device from App Store, Android Market or GetJar.
Ham 'Em High booted up to squawking 30 levels!
Angry Birds in Super Bowl XLV
Watch the Super Bowl XLV, and keep your eyes peeled during the fourth quarter: spot the Rio commercial and you might see a little something to find something special in Angry Birds!
Angry Birds Rio will be available in March!
SMS payment coming to Android devices
We are bringing Angry Birds players on Android the option of purchasing the Mighty Eagle and other cool new content in the future using our brand new payment system, Bad Piggy Bank!
Bad Piggy Bank purchases will be paid through operator billing. No credit card is required, you simply select the content you want to purchase in the game, and select the Bad Piggy Bank icon. You confirm your purchase, the payment is made via SMS, and you will be charged in your phone bill.
Update: Bad Piggy Bank Facts
Last week, we issued update 1.5.1 for Angry Birds Android. In addition to regular updates, we were preparing to take the Bad Piggy Bank payment system into use.
To set the record straight, here's the facts on the Bad Piggy Bank:
- The Android version of Angry Birds asked for SMS permission because this mobile payment capability was added in version 1.5.1.
- The functionality was mistakenly activated in the released update - Bad Piggy Bank support will only be released through various operators globally later during 2011.
- We have since disabled the functionality in the 188.8.131.52 update until further notice, and we will activate it when Bad Piggy Bank becomes available.
- Angry Birds will not use the SMS functionality of the device for any other purpose than Bad Piggy Bank payments.
- If the Bad Piggy Bank is not available for your operator, no purchases can be made, and you cannot be charged for anything.
- Right now, the system will be available only in Finland for Elisa customers, with more countries and carriers following later.
Expect the Mighty Eagle on Angry Birds Android later this year!